Dunbar Elementary (Atlanta, GA) Receives Mars Map

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ShareSpace Executive Director Linn LeBlanc welcomes the children explaining what their Mars Day entailed before asking them to help her roll out the Giant Mars Map!

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LeBlanc explains that many times Hollywood has depicted landing on planets much differently than we actually do

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You could have heard a pin drop in the room from the children’s anticipation!

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The students were so enthralled by the video, you could hear whispers of “wow” and “neat” as they watched the landings

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The students were so excited to see the astronaut who was donating the map to them landing on the moon!

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The workshop began with the children watching an informative fun video of landing on the Moon and the rovers we’ve landed on Mars so far

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LeBlanc calls the students up to help roll out their new Giant Destination Mars Map!

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The rolling out of the Giant Mars Map!

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The rolling out of the Giant Mars Map!

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The rolling out of the Giant Mars Map!

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The rolling out of the Giant Mars Map!

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And the Giant Destination Mars Map is officially rolled out!

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LeBlanc led an activity on the Mars Map to teach communication skills

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The “rovers”, “planets” and “satellites” took their positions

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The students had to communicate from Earth to Mars over the Sun and while both the communicators on Earth and Mars are not facing each other

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A message takes a LONG time to travel from Earth to Mars via communication satellites

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Then the rover has to send the message back to Earth via satellite and “human stand-ins” which we practiced here with an inflatable Mars globe

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The dispersing of Mars shirts was particularly special

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Special thanks to Paul Simpson who arranged our visit

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